Saturday, April 30, 2022

Colorado man infected with avian flu

A Colorado man who was helping to depopulate an infected flock has contracted avian influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the announcement recently and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said the man is mostly asymptomatic, reporting only fatigue.

He is now isolating and taking the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) per CDC direction.

The infected man, who is younger than 40, is a prison inmate in Delta County.